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Madrid Spain Summer Global Internship Program

Madrid has become the 23rd richest city in the world and third richest in Europe in terms of absolute GDP.  Madrid is a global financial leader, rising to the top five Centres of Commerce in Europe. Madrid's stable GDP, exchange rate and strong bond market, coupled with a high standard of living, place this city in the company of Europe's most prominent cities.

Students will intern full-time Monday through Friday during the 8-week internship. These unpaid internships will give you an invaluable opportunity to enhance your global competencies, network internationally, and build your resume.

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Program Cost

Program cost for the Madrid, Spain Summer Global Internship Program is $4,895 USD. 

  • $1,000 Non-Refundable deposit payable upon acceptance into the program.
  • $3,895 Non-Refundable final program fee payable no later than February 15, 2015.  

INCLUDED IN PROGRAM COST:

Accommodations

  • Shared accommodations at Gavinrental Apartments in Madrid's central city district
  • Safe environment
  • Housekeeping
  • No smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi area

Transportation

  • Arrival in Madrid:  Pick-up at airport and transport to accommodations
  • Departure from Madrid:  Return to airport at end of program

Orientation Program and Activities

  • Welcome Event
  • Orientation Meeting
  • Weekly Coaching Sessions
  • Farewell Event

Internship Placement

  • Placement in an eight-week unpaid internship with a company, organization, or government agency relevant to your academic interest.  Students are guaranteed a meaningful business internship placement, however, placements will vary based on:
  1. students' previous work and leadership experiences, as reflected in their resume
  2. quantity of core business and specialization courses completed, and 
  3. interview confirming internship expectations, intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, and flexibilty necessary for a successful work experience abroad.
  • Resume must be submitted as a PDF with your Program Application and will be shared with potential internship hosts who make the final decision to hire a particular student.  Your resume is the starting point for your internship placement so make sure it's up-to-date and accurately reflects your competence in the best possible way. Please make an appointment with a Career Consultant with Fisher's Office of Career Management to present a compelling, professionally formatted, and error-free resume.
  • Internship Interview:  Every effort will be made to provide you the optimal internship experience.  It will be very important for you to concisely describe to the Placement Team the kind of internship experience you seek.  Be very realistic about your expectations to be placed in certain kinds of internship positions if you have little or no direct work experience.  For example, it is highly unlikely you would be selected to work in an investment bank if you have no meaningful work experience or specific academic courses applicable to your area of interest.  However, the more detail you can provide the Placement Team about your specialization choice (i.e., finance, marketing, logistics, operations, etc),  as well as industry/sector of interest and the kind of internship experience you seek (i.e., financial services, brand management, market research, supply chain, etc), will increase your chances of being matched with your desired position.  Be sure to research the Spain economy before your internship interview!
  • When you are accepted into the Program and pay your deposit, you will have an actual interview with our Spain Placement Team who will interview you on campus to discuss your internship plan. Be sure to apply early to secure an optimal interview time.  The second on-campus interview presents possible companies for you to select your internship company.
  • Internship Placements are coordinated by the Placement Team who carefully match students' skillsets with internship position descriptions. The Placement Team shares students' resumes with various companies that match the students' requests and the company decides who they will hire.  The placement process will be finalized when the company completes necessary documentation with the Placement Team.  Every effort is made for students to learn of your final placements at least four weeks prior to arrival in-country.  

Resident Director

  • In-country resident director support will be available during the program's duration.

Visa

  • Processing assistance for Spain visa

NOT INCLUDED IN PROGRAM COST:

  • Roundtrip Airfare to and from Madrid (approximately $1,500)
  • Transportation in city (bus, cab, ferry, or train, approximately $30 per week, will vary with internship placement location)
  • Required International HTH Student Health Insurance (approximately $75)
  • Food in-country (approximately $100 per week, varies per individual)
  • Entertainment in-country (approximately $100 per week, varies per individual)
  • Weekend excursions (varies per individual)

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Doing Business in SPAIN

A one-credit class, BUSADM 4189, Advanced Field Study, scheduled during Spring Semester, second 7-week session, will be required of all global internship students. Graded as P/F, the Doing Business in Spain course will be mostly an on-line format, however, there will be 2 required in-class sessions to prepare students to better understand the dynamics of mitigating risk while traveling, doing business in this region, as well as insight on how to assimilate into the Spain culture. Additional content will cover pre-departure information to prepare students to be safe and successful during their internship.

Admitted students will be automatically enrolled in this course.  Students should not self-enroll.  Please leave room in your spring schedule to accommodate this one-credit required course.  The required in-class sessions will be Weds evenings, 8 - 10 pm, on April 8 and April 22.

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Eligibility

The Spain Summer Global Internship Program is open to students who meet the following qualifications:

  • Fully Admitted to Fisher College of Business prior to going in-country
  • Business or Entrepreneurship minors may be considered
  • Rising Juniors or Rising Seniors 
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Valid Passport:  to apply or renew your passport if you are a U.S. citizen, go to Travel.State.Gov (passport expiration date must be after January 1, 2016)
  • Valid Visa to return to the U.S. if you are an international student

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Schedule

  • Program Start Date: Sunday, May 31, 2015
  • Program End Date: Saturday, July 25, 2015

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Deadlines

  • Application OPENS:  Weds, August 27, 2014
  • Application CLOSES:  January 15, 2015
  • Deposit Payment: Two weeks after receipt of Acceptance Email
  • Final Program Payment:   February 15, 2015, MUST BE PAID IN FULL

Bullet STEP 2: Update Resume:

You must attach your current Resume as a PDF to your submitted application.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Bullet STEP 3: Submit Application:

YOU CAN ONLY APPLY TO ONE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM!

  • Applications will open Weds, August 27, 2014

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY after August 27

Bullet Deposits and Payments

  • Payment Information

    • Payment link and details will be sent via your Acceptance Email

    • $1,000 Non-Refundable Deposit is due AFTER you have received an acceptance email with payment instructions.  An interview will not be scheduled if you have NOT paid your Deposit.

    • Non-refundable Final Program Fee due no later than February 15, 2015. Late fees will be assessed if you do not pay the remaining program fee by this date.

Bullet Embassy Registration

  • As an added precaution, we request all students register with the US Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) if you are a U.S. citizen. International students are urged to register at their own Embassy.
  • Students enter their travel information so that the Department of State can better assist in emergencies.

Bullet Group Flight Information

  • Do not purchase your airfare until you have been officially accepted into the program.
  • Information to purchase your group airfare will be sent via your Acceptance Email

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Bullet International Students

In order to participate, international students must be able to obtain all required travel visas and confirm their eligibility to return to the US after the program (i.e., a multiple entry visa).  Students are encouraged to make an appointment with an Immigration Coordinator at the Office of International Affairs if you have questions about your visa to reenter the U.S.

Bullet Passports

  • All students (international and domestic) must have passports valid at least six (6) months past the dates of travel which is January 2016.
  • If you are a US citizen but do not currently have a passport and you are selected to participate in the program, you should apply for your passport as soon as possible.
  • ALL STUDENTS must have your passport at least three (3) months prior to departure to allow time to process a visa if required.
  • If you are a US citizen, please see Travel.State.Gov for more information about applying and renewing your passport.

Bullet Vaccinations

  • Students should visit the Center for Disease Control website for suggested vaccinations and related health information for travel in their destination country.
  • If needed, vaccination costs are not included in the total price of the program.
  • Vaccinations vary by individual and location. As it may be a substantial cost, please consider this expense before registering.

Bullet Visas

  • You will need a valid Visa. Upon acceptance into the program, you will receive an email stating what type of VISA to obtain. PLEASE WAIT FOR THE EMAIL BEFORE OBTAINING YOUR VISA.  
  • Obtaining a visa can be a complex process, however, you will have assistance through the process to ensure that you are securing the correct visa. However, you will have to do all the necessary work to complete the actual end result.
  • The costs associated with applying for a visa to your program country is not included in the total price of the program.
  • Visas vary by destination and student nationality. To better understand visa requirements, students should consult the embassy of the country where they will be located in addition to information sent to you by Fisher's Office of Global Business.
  • As it may take some time to process a visa, please prepare in advance, applying for a visa at least two (2) months before your departure date.
  • International students must confirm their eligibility to return to the U.S. after the program (i.e., a multiple entry visa). The costs associated with U.S. visas are not covered by the program.

Bullet Internship Placement

Internship Placement

  • Placement in an eight-week unpaid internship with a company, organization, or government agency relevant to your academic interest.  Students are guaranteed a meaningful business internship placement, however, placements will vary based on:
  1. students' previous work and leadership experiences, as reflected in your resume
  2. quantity of core business and specialization courses completed, and 
  3. interview confirming internship expectations, intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, and flexibilty necessary for a successful work experience abroad.
  • Resume must be submitted as a PDF with your Program Application and will be shared with potential internship hosts who make the final decision to hire a particular student.  Your resume is the starting point for your internship placement so make sure it's up-to-date and accurately reflects your competence in the best possible way. Please work with Fisher's Office of Career Management to present a compelling, professionally formatted, and error-free resume.
  • Internship Interview:  Every effort will be made to provide you the optimal internship experience.  It will be very important for you to concisely describe to the Placement Team the kind of internship experience you seek.  Be very realistic about your expectations to be placed in certain kinds of internship positions if you have little or no direct work experience.  For example, it is highly unlikely you would be selected to work in an investment bank if you have no meaningful work experience or specific academic courses applicable to your area of interest.  However, the more detail you can provide the Placement Team about your specialization choice (i.e., finance, marketing, logistics, operations, etc),  as well as industry/sector of interest and the kind of internship experience you seek (i.e., financial services, brand management, market research, supply chain, etc), will increase your chances of being matched with your desired position.  Be sure to research the Spain economy before your internship interview!
  • When you are accepted into the Program and pay your deposit, you will have an actual interview with our Spain Placement Team who will travel to campus to interview you and discuss your internship plan. Be sure to apply early to secure an optimal interview time.  The second interview presents the possible companies for you to select your internship company.
  • Internship Placements are coordinated by the Placement Team who carefully match students' skillsets with internship position descriptions. The Placement Team shares students' resumes with various companies that match the students' requests and the company decides who they will hire.  The placement process will be finalized when the company completes necessary documentation with the Placement Team.  Every effort is made for students to learn of your final placements at least four weeks prior to arrival in-country.